Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review 244

“Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.” - H. P. Lovecraft

Seakayaking with Paddelboden


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Garage Grown Gear has a sweet ultralight giveaway going on with prices from Enlightened Equipment, Roscoe Outdoor, Hummingbird Hammocks, Cloudline Apparel and Outpost Titanium.

Abenteuersuechtig’s OutDoor 2016 Highlights are worth checking out! [German]

Check out the tenkara book.

Win an Ortovox Outfit! [German]

The Gossamer Gear “The One” is available again after many year of absence.

The Zeroth Law of Packrafting, Luc Mehl’s Keyote from the Annual Packrafting Meet-up.

Cool: Shazam for plants.

Martin’s Long Distance Hiking Review for July is out. [German]

And also Trail Groove Issue 29 is now available for your online reading pleasure.

It’s that time of the year again: The Backcountry Semi-Annual Sale tempts you with up to 50% off clothing, gear & accessories and Free 2-Day Shipping.

Also Bergfreunde have heaps of kit reduced up to 60%.

And the Bergzeit.co.uk Summer Sale is massive with close to 6000 items being reduced up to 70%.

Trip Reviews

Hidden Treasures, great photos and story from bikepacking in the Ecuadorian Andes.

The longest ridge of the Allgäu looks pretty fantastic. [German]

The Bikepacking the Annapurna Circuit trip report is splendid and well worth a read.

Timo shares some beautiful impressions from Inarijärvi.

A Gravelbike needs Gravel. [German]

Alex shares some photos from the Pyrenees.

Rollins Pass.

Simon’s first Ironman in Maastricht was inspiring to read.

Lael’s Trans Am 2016: Idaho.

Bikefishing the Bitterroot 300.

The river Alz with bike & packraft. [German]

The Kayak Down Atlantic Shetland.

Photos from Black Crook Peak, Sheeprock Range, Utah.

Nice little hike to the Pazolastock. [German]

Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic, 2016 Edition.

The Best We Can Do Is Nothing

Gear Reviews

Wired reviews the Yi 4K Action Camera.

Sven takes a look at my Pirkan Taival Guide Book - Thanks! You can order it here, by the way.

Jake reviews the Bedrock Cairn Sandals, while Derek tests the Crosskix 2.0 Supreme Multi-sport Shoes.

Matt shares tips for an Do-it-yourself trail tracker.

First Aid for Sun Burns. [German]

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